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  • Multinational medical team recognized for joint outreach success

    Aug 22, 2012

    Service members and medical professionals from the United States, Mongolia, Canada and the Republic of Korea were recognized during a closing ceremony in honor of their efforts for the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project portion of Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 21, 2012.

  • Secretary emphasizes Army's value in Pacific

    Aug 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh came to Hawaii Aug. 20, 2012, to discuss operations throughout the Pacific and to announce the next U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Eighth Army taps Army Space Command for Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 21, 2012

    Army Space Support Team 3 is augmenting Eighth Army during this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise at Camp Walker, South Korea.

  • Vertical engineers construct multinational partnerships during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 21, 2012

    Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Soldiers and Canadian Forces participated in the Engineer Subject Matter Expert Exchange portion of Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-21, 2012.

  • Fisher House holds 'Boots on the Bridge' run to remember fallen

    Aug 21, 2012

    Tripler Fisher House held the first "Boots on the Bridge, Remembering the Fallen" memorial run, Aug. 18, 2012, at Ford Island, Hawaii.

  • Eighth Army trains for new mission in South Korea during UFG

    Aug 20, 2012

    Eighth Army will train for its new mission as an operational Field Army headquarters during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 20-31, 2012.

  • U.S. service members share Medical First Responder course with Mongolian counterparts

    Aug 20, 2012

    U.S. service members conducted the Medical First Responder course for Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia.

  • 8th TSC EOD team defuses Maui bomb hoax

    Aug 20, 2012

    Three explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 74th EOD Company overcame time and distance to allow residents in a Maui neighborhood to return safely to their homes following a bomb scare Aug. 15, 2012.

  • Partnership between Alaska, Mongolia strengthened by common cause

    Aug 18, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, met with Dumaa Namsrai, deputy chief, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to discuss matters of emergency preparedness and future training partnerships between their two respective nations at the NEMA office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during Khaan Quest 12, Aug. 13.

  • Army secretary visits U.S. Soldiers in South Korea

    Aug 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh thanked American Soldiers, civilians and families stationed in South Korea during a visit here Aug. 17 - 18.

  • Multinational Partners Conduct Staff Training

    Aug 17, 2012

    A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise (STAFFEX) during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • Lifting for Success

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted forklift training with soldiers from the Kandahar Air Wing on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 11.

  • Wig Wags "signal" theater-level change of command

    Aug 16, 2012

    Semaphore ceremony takes the Signal Corps back to basics. FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Aug. 15, 2012) -- Long before the advent of the radio, battlefield communications took the form of the Wig Wag. With each position representing different letters, numerals and special signs, wigwaggers could signal an entire command to attention in complete silence. The 311th Signal Command (Theater) paid homage to this historical means of communications by conducting the entire 311th change of command ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. James T. Walton assumed command from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. William Scott, utilizing the Signal Corps semaphore flags.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody Retirement

    Aug 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retired from the Army, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star.

  • Hope in the form of healthcare during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- People gathered outside of an elementary school that was temporarily set up as a medical clinic during the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project, one of the many exercises of Khaan Quest 12 in and around Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 14.

  • Paintball, proverbs helps build camaraderie, communication among PRMC staff

    Aug 15, 2012

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff from Pacific Regional Medical Command met for a day of paintball and proverbs, Aug. 8, at Bellows Air Force Station, here.

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa teach English, strengthen bonds with local youth community

    Aug 14, 2012

    It is a humid morning in Okinawa and Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group at Torii Station, Japan, make their way inside the Sobe Community Center in Yomitan Village. They welcome the coolness of the air-conditioner and notice the smiles and cheers from local Japanese students who are there to grasp the English language.

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh -- Mongolia

    Aug 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducts an official visit to the Mongolian Ministry of Defense to meet with senior officials. Thousands of Mongolian peacekeepers have contributed to world stability over the last 10 years, an impressive contribution for a country of its size. The Mongolian Armed Forces are highly regarded by American Soldiers who have served with them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, approximately 700 troops conduct base security and train the Afghan National Army artillery. In March, Mongolia was designated as the first NATO "partner" under the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program. McHugh will also observe U.S. service members participating in Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • Alaska National Guardsmen deploy for US Army Pacific international peacekeeping exercise

    Aug 13, 2012

    Approximately 80 Alaska National Guardsmen are slated to participate in Khaan Quest 2012 (KQ12), a multinational partnership training exercise held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Center near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 11-23, 2012.

  • 5TH BCD Hosts operational integration seminar

    Aug 13, 2012

    The 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment hosted an operational integration seminar from the 6th to the 10th of Aug. 2012 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Joint services post blast training held on Guam

    Aug 13, 2012

    At first it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but with the help of bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) it became more of recognizing the pink elephant in the room.

  • Khaan Quest 2012 opening ceremony demonstrates strength of multinational relationships

    Aug 13, 2012

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and participating countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2012 opening ceremony held Aug. 12 at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Training Operations Center near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • General: Readiness key to deterrence in Korea

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations said readiness is the key to maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Fall photo exhibition captures life of combat service

    Aug 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The Honolulu Museum of Art will present the contemporary photography exhibition "Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served," here, Sept. 6-Feb. 24, 2013.

  • Army culinary team takes first place in Okinawa's inaugural interservice cook-off

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (Aug. 9, 2012) -- A team of culinary specialists from the Army took first place in the inaugural island-wide, interservice cook-off held July 28 at the Field House here.

  • 8th STB senior NCOs practice senior level skills at Fort DeRussy

    Aug 9, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- No matter what level you reach as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army, you continue to learn and grow, and units and organizations are often tasked with providing that opportunity. Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, command sergeant major for the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, did just that by setting time aside for the senior NCOs of the 8th STB to grow, learn and practice the skills that they have learn throughout their career at one of the Army's oldest military reservations, Battery Randolph, part of Fort DeRussy, in Honolulu.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

    Imagine you are part of a medevac crew and just started your 24-hour work day. A crackle of the radio causes the crew to tense as they expect to hear three words come over the radio, "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" Once the call comes in, adrenaline starts pumping and now they have someone else

  • United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team Winner Announced

    Aug 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- No military saying may hold truer than an "Army fights on its stomach." And no military job may keep truer to the concept of a Soldier being a master of his technical craft and war than an Army cook. As the cooks of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command field feeding team demonstrated their ability to back up every rifle with a hot meal when they won the United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team category, here, July 31.

  • Eighth Army competes in combatives tournament

    Aug 7, 2012

    The top U.S. Army Combatives fighters from South Korea took on fighters from around the world at the All Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 94TH AAMDC Integrated Control Element deploys to Korea

    Aug 7, 2012

    The Integrated Control Element (ICE) from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed to Korea for the upcoming exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian on July 30, 2012.

  • IMCOM-Pacific region director leads town hall

    Aug 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan workforce gathered for a Town Hall hosted by Debra D. Zedalis, region director of U.S. Army's Installation Management Pacific, August 1.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • US PACOM Commander visits CCP

    Aug 3, 2012

    Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command meets with Soldiers during a tour of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Contingency Command Post (CCP) at Fort Shafter, HI, Aug 1. The CCP consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small-scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations.

  • 8th STB recommits to Webling Elementary

    Aug 3, 2012

    AIEA, Hawaii -- After summer vacation, the students of Webling Elementary School, here, packed their backpacks, and came back for another year of educational fun and learning. However, as in previous years, they won't be heading to school alone. Command teams from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, reaffirmed their commitment to Webling by re-signing the agreement between the unit and the school, July 30. This document is the "Letter of Agreement Between the U.S. Army Hawaii and the Hawaii Public Schools."

  • USARPAC commander addresses top issues for Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, addressed issues of importance for U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers in an interview July 24. Wiercinski , who has been in command of USARPAC for 16 months, discussed both Armywide and USARPAC-specific issues he feels are most important to Soldiers.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Expert exchange allows Experience, Expertise, and Culture

    Aug 2, 2012

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --A Subject Matter Expert Exchange, or SMEE, held July 9-13 brought a team of six public health, behavioral health and dental experts from Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks and 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) together with their respective counterparts at the Malaysian Armed Forces Health Services, or MAF HS, here.

  • Soldier captures second gold medal

    Aug 1, 2012

    LONDON -- In the early hours Tuesday, Vincent Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made Olympic history and put the U.S. over the top, temporarily, of China by winning his second gold medal in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

    Aug 1, 2012

    "It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are using that power now."

  • Yongsan welcomes new garrison commander

    Aug 1, 2012

    The time has come to wish farewell to an outstanding leader and embrace another as the Community gave honor and showed appreciation during a change of command ceremony here, August 2. Col. William P. Huber, outgoing garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, handed over command and its colors to Col. Michael E. Masley.

  • Eighth Army charts revolutionary mission change

    Jul 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in Korea is charting a revolutionary mission change as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • FMWR appreciates its fans through new program

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) introduced a new program in July 2012, which appreciates fans for their involvement. USAG Yongsan FMWR, which plans and organizes many different events for the Yongsan Community, are always trying to improve and change, rather than stay the same. This is to ensure that it meets the needs and desires of the Community it serves.

  • 8th TSC warrant officer gets top Army honor

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jose Rossy-Rodriguez, 8th Theater Sustainment Command's mobility support operations chief, is modest about his accomplishments and his career. Luckily for him and his unit, his boss and peers aren't quite as modest. "People abuse the term, 'constant professional,' but he really is, and our go-to guy here in the office," said Maj. Joshua Ginn, officer in charge of mobility for the 8th TSC and Rossy-Rodriguez's boss. "He is a soft-spoken man with a heavy impact on the transportation world."

  • Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center: Enabling soldiers to fight fiercely

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- soldiers, leaders and civilians were given a rare look at what is said to be one of the Army's most comprehensive and modern training facilities. The Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center staff hosted an open house to those on Fort Wainwright who aren't familiar with what is offered.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Engineers visits with the 130th Engineer Brigade

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, visited with the 130th Engineer Brigade on July 24, to meet with the senior leadership in the brigade and receive a capabilities briefing to better understand the role of the brigade within the Pacific theater.

  • General Thurman lays emphasis on ACAP

    Jul 31, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, visited the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Transition Center and Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), July 25.

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers with the integrity and dedication to join them to become CID special agents, while helping to keep the Army safe.

  • Tripler's Sim Center continues to support GME programs, receives ACS accreditation July 2012

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Simulation Center received its second national recognition as it was awarded the American College of Surgeons accreditation in July, here.

  • MRT Helps Soldiers Overcome Obstacles

    Jul 30, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were educated on how to overcome obstacles in their lives by receiving Master Resiliency Training on July 26, 2012 on Fort Shafter.

  • Hawaii's completes successful 'Ikaiki' ATEX

    Jul 30, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii conducted its annual antiterrorism exercise, "Ikaika 2012," or ATEX "Ikaika," here, July 16-20.

  • Mixing Green with Blue

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU, HAWAII-- Twenty-two nations participated with more than 40 ships and submarines, over 200 aircrafts and over 25,000 personnel from the different nations in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that started June 20 and culminates August 3.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade dedicates memorial CrossFit competition

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade gathered for a memorial CrossFit Workout of the Day, or WoD, honoring Staff Sgt. Robert Massarelli at 8th TSC's 45th Sust. Bde. CrossFit Gym, July 16, here.

  • Carter thanks American troops in South Korea

    Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. deputy defense secretary wrapped up a 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific region July 26, 2012, by meeting with U.S. troops in South Korea.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general visits Japan Engineer District

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), made his first visit to Japan July 18-20. A stop in Japan allowed him to witness how USACE is contributing to stability and security in the Pacific through the work accomplished by the approximately 320 district members.

  • US Army Pacific urges vigilance during antiterrorism awareness month

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership has proclaimed August 2012 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. With our recent successes against our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancing our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Tripler's staff care for mock casualties during MASCAL exercise Operation Chianti

    Jul 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As part of the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a joint-service mass casualty exercise, Operation Chianti, here, July 20.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club rallies PRMC staff to support local youth at annual track, field event

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Members of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, pride themselves on their personal concern for the needs and welfare of Soldiers and their families. Because of this pride, club members spend a great deal of time volunteering. For the second year, the club assisted with recruiting volunteers from PRMC to participate and support the annual Oahu Hershey Track and Field Meet that took place June 30 at Leilehua High School, here.

  • Schofield Barracks' health clinic welcomes pain specialists for increased access to care

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks presented its new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic, or IPMC, to the post during an open house, July 17, here.

  • Army Now - U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training during Exercise Rescue 2012.

  • Joint Exercise Rescue-24

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan (USAR-J) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) forces participated in the first bilateral Joint Exercise Rescue-24 with Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces at Camp Asaka, Japan 17-20 July, 2012.

  • Col. Sheila Bryant takes command

    Jul 25, 2012

    With the beautiful East China Sea in the background the 10th Regional Support Group held a change of command ceremony on Tuesday at the landing zone on Torii Station.

  • Yongsan Family Fun Park renovations complete

    Jul 24, 2012

    Renovations were conducted on the family fun park located here on South Post. According to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Programs chief Ronald J. Buss, the result of the renovation was an improved facility with longer hours of operation.

  • Yongsan-gu KAFC strengthens ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jul 24, 2012

    On behalf of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Yongsan-gu citizens, members of Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council gathered to highlight their efforts to strengthen the ROK- U.S. alliance at the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 24.

  • Back to back

    Jul 24, 2012

    For most Army aviation deployments, Aviation brigades spend approximately one year down range, return home, wait the appointed dwell time standard, then redeploy to a different combat zone. This was not the case for one Army National Guard unit, whose year-long deployment has been a wild ride.

  • Paratrooper spouses play Army

    Jul 24, 2012

    Army spouses with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division create new relationships and strengthen bonds with a day of paratrooper training at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska.

  • New commander to lead HHC Yongsan

    Jul 23, 2012

    It was a bittersweet moment for Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company as they held a change of command ceremony here, July 20. Soldiers of HHC stood in formation as the company guidon was passed from outgoing commander Capt. Peter D. Cha to the incoming Capt. Vladislav Silayev.

  • Lt. Gen. Bostick receives Korean name

    Jul 23, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 53rd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, was conferred with a Korean name July 16, 2012 during a ceremony at the Korea Ministry of National Defense.

  • Corps of Engineers commander tours Far East District's multi-billion dollar project

    Jul 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and chief of Engineers, on his first visit to South Korea, July 16-17, 2012.

  • Signal Soldier skydives to celebrate reenlistment

    Jul 23, 2012

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii -- "I've gotta do this again!" Spc. Travis Anderson exclaimed as his parachute drifted to the ground behind him, excited eyes confirming his words were true and that he has a shot at earning his wings in airborne school. Anderson, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), raised his right hand and reenlisted in the Army for six years at Dillingham Airfield, July 16. Anderson, his wife Sara and four other Soldiers celebrated his decision by skydiving tandem with a local skydiving company.

  • National Night Out is Aug. 7

    Jul 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Residents can celebrate Annual National Night Out with Island Palm Communities, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Directorate of Emergency Services, 4-7 p.m, Aug. 7, at IPC's Kalakaua Community Center.

  • USAG-HI says aloha to leaders

    Jul 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has a new commander and new command sergeant major.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Japan welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee assumed responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of U.S. Army Garrison Japan during a ceremony held July 20 at the Music Theater Workshop here.

  • Japanese service members tour Army installation with U.S. counterparts

    Jul 21, 2012

    YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Nine members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force took part in a one-day tour July 13 at Yokohama North Dock to learn about the U.S. Army Japan facility and the mission there.

  • Garrison commander gets hearty farewell from KAFC

    Jul 20, 2012

    Mayor Hong, Mi-young of Bupyeong-gu and the staff of Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) visited U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan for a farewell luncheon with Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, at Sables restaurant in the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 17.

  • Eighth Army urges caution during monsoon season

    Jul 20, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging extra caution during the soggy monsoon season in South Korea.

  • 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam

    Jul 20, 2012

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) honored the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam during an Army wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 17.

  • Army Today - Army leaders meet in Australia for the Pacific area military symposium

    Jul 20, 2012

    Army leaders from 27 countries meet in Australia for the Pacific area military symposium.

  • New Motorcycle Safety PSA Released

    Jul 20, 2012

    Here's a motorcycle safety public service announcement for you to put into your safety program. Produced by the video pros at the U.S. Army combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, this is 'the good stuff' that gets the attention of motorcycle riders. It features REAL riders talking about their love of motorcycles and how they stay safe. Download it and put it to work for you today!

  • Running amuck on hills and trails, trials set by fitness center staff

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- Fort Wainwright soldiers, family members and civilians took part in the I-Run-Amuck Obstacle-Mud Run, a 3.5 mile challenge on Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard area, July 14. More than 150 participants turned out for the event, Steve Tate, Physical Fitness Center manager said. Tate credited Heidi Watkins, fitness coordinator, for the creation of the course.

  • Education Fair offers opportunities, service to service members, families

    Jul 20, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- Fort Wainwright's Education Center hosted an outside education fair last week under a large tent set up just outside the doors of the post library. The five-hour-long event started at 10 a.m. and was open to all military personnel, families, DoD civilians and retirees, providing a multitude of opportunities for support in planning their educational goals.

  • Army Chief says cooperation key to stability in Pacific

    Jul 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno addressed over 100 Army delegates from 27 nations at the Pacific Armies Management Seminar July 18.

  • "One Voice" Training at 311th binds multi-compo command

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- What is the glue that holds together a multi-component unit? The Active Component, Reserve and Active Guard Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found out last weekend that together, they are that glue. About 200 Soldiers from the three components convened and worked together at the unit's first "One Voice training" which included a discussion panel and several teambuilding exercises at Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center July 14.

  • New certification paths announced for Hawaii school administrators

    Jul 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Education, or DOE, in collaboration with Chaminade University, has announced a new program aimed at creating an alternative pathway to certification for school administrators.

  • Families feel affects of bus route cuts

    Jul 19, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Many concerns are still prevalent among military parents regarding the recent cutbacks on school bus routes.

  • USAG-HI hosts realistic antiterrorism scenarios, July 19-20

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii conducts its annual antiterrorism exercise, or ATEX "Ikaika 2012," here, and on Wheeler Army Airfield, July 19-20.

  • Odierno meets with, addresses Pacific-region army leaders at 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Jul 18, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations attended the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, July 18, 2012, in Canberra, Australia.

  • Odierno meets with, addresses Pacific-region army leaders

    Jul 18, 2012

    Building partnerships with the armies of Asian and Pacific nations is the focus of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's trip through Australia and Thailand.

  • 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS)

    Jul 18, 2012

  • Odierno visits Australian War Memorial

    Jul 18, 2012

  • Area I has new top leadership

    Jul 18, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu July 13, a color guard takes position during a ceremony in which Col. John M. Scott assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, replacing Col. Hank Dodge, who moves to a new assignment. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hatfield became the garrison's new top senior enlisted leader, replacing Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, who is retiring after 28 years in the Army. The 2nd Infantry Division Band provided music for the ceremony, which was held inside the Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center.

  • Camp Zama kicks off first full-scale exercise with downed aircraft scenario

    Jul 17, 2012

    Rescue workers responded to a mock scenario at Camp Zama, Japan, July 16, 2012, involving a downed aircraft and several injured personnel on the first day of a full-scale exercise, the first of its kind to be held on the installation.

  • U.S., Korean Soldiers to train together at NCO academy

    Jul 16, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Army noncommissioned officers will soon train together at the Eighth Army Wightman NCO Academy at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Pacific Armies meet in Canberra

    Jul 16, 2012

    Senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations are developing relationships and exchanging views during the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Australia's capital this week.

  • Eighth Army revamps command sponsorship process

    Jul 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army revamped its Command Sponsorship Program to make it a simpler and more streamlined process focused on assisting Soldiers and families with command sponsorship to South Korea.

  • US State Department thanks Troops in Korea for service in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2012

    A senior leader with the U.S. Department of State made a trip to thank troops stationed in Korea who previously served in Afghanistan, July 11. Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, dined with Korean and U.S. Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to remind them of the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance.

  • KATUSA surpasses all military expectations

    Jul 13, 2012

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers, also known as KATUSAs, are conscripted citizens who, by obligation, put their lives on pause to serve their country.